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Date: 31 Dec 2008 18:01:35
From: B. Lafferty
Subject: Of Moderators and Suspensions
The following was just placed on the USCF Forum Announcements with no
prior notice of "charges" pending or an opportunity to be heard as to
each proposed post alleged to violate the AUG. I will attempt to obtain
the complete texts of all the below cited posts and place them here in
full. Interesting timing.


LEVEL FOUR SANCTION

By a vote of 3 in favor and none opposed, the Moderation Committee is
imposing a level four sanction on Brian Lafferty 13592564 as a result of
the his posts:

on Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:48 am #95194, Another Call for Truong's Resignation
Do not make personal attacks or defamatory or disparaging comments about
any person, group or company. Do not flame or troll.

on Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:41 pm #95805, Citibank Cheats Grandmaster Benko
out of $70,000
Do not make personal attacks or defamatory or disparaging comments about
any person, group or company. Do not flame or troll.

on Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:25 pm #96193, Something to Ponder
Do not post suggestions, without specifically identified substantial
proof, that a person may have committed an unethical or criminal act.

on Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:24 am #97041, Dumb blonde" joke on Polgar Blog
off-topic.

on Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:53 am #97043, Dumb blonde" joke on Polgar Blog
off-topic.

on Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:34 pm #98974, Where's Their Financial Plan
Disallowed because the last sentence implies unethical conduct without
proof.

on Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:44 pm #105833 in Absurd, Ridiculous, Disgusting,
and I...
Do not post suggestions, without specifically identified substantial
proof, that a person may have committed an unethical or criminal act.

on Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:04 pm #109379 in Here is the Paul Truong
Bankruptcy Petition
Threats to take legal action are not allowed

on Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:40 pm #110077, So What Happenned At the Big
Meeting Today?
Do not post suggestions, without specifically identified substantial
proof, that a person may have committed an unethical or criminal act.

on Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:16 pm #112702 in USCF Suing Ms. Polgar and Mr.
Truong? and
Do not accuse anyone of lying, telling a lie, or being a liar. This is
considered a personal attack, even if true. Do not speculate regarding
the motives of others. You can get the point across just as well by
saying the person you think is lying is wrong, mistaken, incorrect,
careless with facts, etc.

Accordingly, Brian Lafferty 13592564 is to be suspended from posting to
the USCF Forums for one year as outlined in the AUG:
One year suspension: A poster in a moderation queue who repeatedly
submits posts that violate the AUG may be suspended from posting for one
year.

tsawmiller
Moderator

Posts: 2810
Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:05 pm
USCFId: 10288410




 
Date: 04 Jan 2009 03:47:59
From: WPraeder
Subject: Re: Of Moderators and Suspensions
On Dec 31 2008, 1:01=A0pm, "B. Lafferty" <m...@nowhere.com > wrote:
> The following was just placed on the USCF Forum Announcements with no
> prior notice of "charges" pending or an opportunity to be heard as to
> each proposed post alleged to violate the AUG. =A0I will attempt to obtai=
n
> the complete texts of all the below cited posts and place them here in
> full. Interesting timing.
>

Brian,

Since some may view a one year suspension as only a temporary matter,
I suspect our USCF leadership continues to believe due process is
where there is some sort of notification of your punishment first but
then you have the ability to appeal the already implemented decision.
Perhaps such substantial temporary bans as well as permanent bans
require proper due process.

Regards,
Wayne Praeder


 
Date: 01 Jan 2009 07:39:35
From:
Subject: Re: Of Moderators and Suspensions
On Dec 31 2008, 12:01=A0pm, "B. Lafferty" <m...@nowhere.com > wrote:
> The following was just placed on the USCF Forum Announcements with no
> prior notice of "charges" pending or an opportunity to be heard as to
> each proposed post alleged to violate the AUG. =A0I will attempt to obtai=
n
> the complete texts of all the below cited posts and place them here in
> full. Interesting timing.
>
> LEVEL FOUR SANCTION
>
> By a vote of 3 in favor and none opposed, the Moderation Committee is
> imposing a level four sanction on Brian Lafferty 13592564 as a result of
> the his posts:
>
> on Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:48 am #95194, Another Call for Truong's Resignation
> Do not make personal attacks or defamatory or disparaging comments about
> any person, group or company. Do not flame or troll.
>
> on Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:41 pm #95805, Citibank Cheats Grandmaster Benko
> out of $70,000
> Do not make personal attacks or defamatory or disparaging comments about
> any person, group or company. Do not flame or troll.
>
> on Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:25 pm #96193, Something to Ponder
> Do not post suggestions, without specifically identified substantial
> proof, that a person may have committed an unethical or criminal act.
>
> on Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:24 am #97041, Dumb blonde" joke on Polgar Blog
> off-topic.
>
> on Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:53 am #97043, Dumb blonde" joke on Polgar Blog
> off-topic.
>
> on Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:34 pm #98974, Where's Their Financial Plan
> Disallowed because the last sentence implies unethical conduct without
> proof.
>
> on Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:44 pm #105833 in Absurd, Ridiculous, Disgusting,
> and I...
> Do not post suggestions, without specifically identified substantial
> proof, that a person may have committed an unethical or criminal act.
>
> on Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:04 pm #109379 in Here is the Paul Truong
> Bankruptcy Petition
> Threats to take legal action are not allowed
>
> on Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:40 pm #110077, So What Happenned At the Big
> Meeting Today?
> Do not post suggestions, without specifically identified substantial
> proof, that a person may have committed an unethical or criminal act.
>
> on Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:16 pm #112702 in USCF Suing Ms. Polgar and Mr.
> Truong? and =85
> Do not accuse anyone of lying, telling a lie, or being a liar. This is
> considered a personal attack, even if true. Do not speculate regarding
> the motives of others. You can get the point across just as well by
> saying the person you think is lying is wrong, mistaken, incorrect,
> careless with facts, etc.
>
> Accordingly, Brian Lafferty 13592564 is to be suspended from posting to
> the USCF Forums for one year as outlined in the AUG:
> One year suspension: A poster in a moderation queue who repeatedly
> submits posts that violate the AUG may be suspended from posting for one
> year.
>
> tsawmiller
> Moderator
>
> Posts: 2810
> Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:05 pm
> USCFId: 10288410

Ok, Judge Lafferty runs for the Executive Committee becasue he can't
post any more. It is like NAZI Germany.
It happens to everyone.

Marcus Roberts


 
Date: 31 Dec 2008 10:14:14
From: GEORGE ZIMMER, CEO AND FOUNDER OF MEN'S WAREHOUSE
Subject: Re: Of Moderators and Suspensions
I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE.

DO IT.

YOU HAVE MY FULL SUPPOART.


  
Date: 04 Jan 2009 05:33:01
From: Rob
Subject: Re: Of Moderators and Suspensions
On Dec 31 2008, 12:14=A0pm, "GEORGE ZIMMER, CEO AND FOUNDER OF MEN'S
WAREHOUSE" <thestonecra...@gmail.com > wrote:
> I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE.
>
> DO IT.
>
> YOU HAVE MY FULL SUPPOART.

George,
What do you support?